Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

Story Wise Women

Band Room // $15 adult, $10 concession+BF

Story Wise Women is a place for women to be heard and bear witness, be moved and connected, make meaning and laugh. It is Melbourne's only storytelling event for women. This is an open opportunity 8 - 10 women to tell a 5 - 10 minute true story - no notes, it happened to you, and for the rest of us to listen. There is no obligation to tell a story, listeners are needed just as much as tellers.

Theme: Fate
Tell us a story about serendipity, the stars aligning, it all falling into place, being in the right pace at the right time. Then again, maybe tell us about when you were in the wrong place at the wrong time, when it all fell apart, when the stars collided in catastrophe. Share a story with the 20:20 vision of hindsight, when the signs were all there but you didn't see them, when it all makes sense only now. Tell us about the fateful day, the fated meeting, the chance encounter, the things that 'were meant to be'. Wait, isn't that all of it? Or is it? Let the story lead the way.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Tasha Zappala
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Tasha Zappala

Free // Front Bar

With a certain raspy-innocence to her vocals, Australian singer-songwriter Tasha Zappala unlocks a raw mixture of post-folk blues that synthesizes the atmosphere of a local coffee shop where the lighting is warm & the ambiance is nothing short of enticing. Her intense gypsy-folk melodies will at one moment materialize into dainty falsettos, and at the next into a throaty, growling chest tone. An edge and a gritty presence, Zappala weaves abstracted tales of foggy memories and days adrift.

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WILDE
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

WILDE

Band Room // $10

For one night only, grab your best ears and join WILDE and martelcorp at the Wesley Anne.

WILDE serves dancy beats, catchy melodies and cake if you're lucky. A collaborative musical project combining the passion and creativity of multiple musicians from Melbourne's inner north, WILDE is a joined force made up of Jo Murgatroyd (vocals and percussion), Brandon Farrugia (bass), Laura Kirkwood (drum kit and percussion), and Jacob Rubens (electric guitar).

martelcorp is on the move.
After a year of fanning the flame of regularity, and getting things in order for next year's long-awaited singularity, they return to the stage for your pleasure, warmth, and friendship. Come hear the sounds; the soaring sounds. The transcendent, stationary, and deplorable sounds of martelcorp.

This performance will take place on land belonging to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We would like to pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

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WILDE

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martelcorp

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Alexander William
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Alexander William

Free // Front Bar

Alexander William is the name used by Gold Coast-based alternative folk musician Alexander William Evans. Drawn in at a young age by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Damien Rice, Ben Howard and others, Alexander formed his warm tones that speak of love, loss, freedom, activism and his experience of the World. 2019 has been a big year so far for Alex and guitarist Tom, and has seen them supporting acts such as The Sons of the East, Riley Pearce and Kodaline. Indie meets Folk in this lyrically driven fusion that will simultaneously leave your heart aching and craving more. It won’t be long before the act is known on a larger scale, so come see them perform live at Wesley Anne 23rd June.

Website // Instagram // Triple J Unearthed // Facebook // Spotify // Youtube

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Nancie Schipper Single Launch
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Nancie Schipper Single Launch

Band Room // $10 + BF

A recent finalist in triple j’s Unearthed High Competition, Nancie Schipper announces debut headline band shows this June in Melbourne and Warrnambool, also appearing solo at Neck Of The Woods Music Festival Townsville. Having now finished high school, Schipper is back with a new single this May that encapsulates the idea of looking after your friends, asking them to check in and ‘call when you get home’. Produced by John Castle (Vance Joy, Angie McMahon), ‘When You Get Home’ is the follow up to last years ‘Long Fall’, which was added to spot rotation on triple j and has racked up 100,000 streams on Spotify.

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Joying
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Joying

Free // Front Bar

JOYING is a new band by guitarist Matthew Roche which is dedicated to playing original jazz that is hard swinging, energetic and positive. Tired of existential angst and staring out of dusty windows, the prolific composer Roche sought out some old musical friends Tom Flenady (double bass) and Liam O’Leary (drums) to pay homage to the jazz royalty of his childhood. After one dream too many about swinging rhythm sections from the 60’s – our protagonist decided enough is enough and began writing simple tunes with a catchy melodic vernacular held together with an improvised backbone and got on the phone – the result is JOYING.

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Aaron Chaston
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Aaron Chaston

Band Room // $10

Aaron Chaston and band, in collaboration with King Moon Records, are launching Lost and Free at the Wesley Anne – Sunday, June 23 @ 3.30pm. The title, Lost and Free, provoked a kaleidoscope of thought for me. To be free is a great feeling. To be lost can be uncomfortable. For some, it yields a sense of adventure and opportunity. Freedom can have a strong sense of togetherness and unity, counter to my youthful ideas. When the opportunity to put the album onto vinyl came up – I jumped at it! As a listener I love vinyl. The warmth you get from the tube amp, the drop of the needle, the crackling as it spins. The feeling of the record in your hands, as you handle it in that particular way, as you flip the disc over. I hope to share that feeling with this album. Come down for a chilled afternoon of Indie Folk, delicious food, beers on tap, good times and probably a bit of a laugh. Entry $10 at the door. Album $25.

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Rosario De Marco
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Rosario De Marco

Free // Front Bar

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

Rosario is a gifted musician and composer, he can create a Mediterranean atmosphere with just a guitar. His style is something between melodious picking and rhythmic percussive playing. The general impression is aggressive and experimental, he adds a lot of influences into his tunes but it always sounds somehow rooted in the Mediterranean, yet with a unique flavour to it.

Website // Youtube

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Jess Mahler Trio
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Jess Mahler Trio

Free // Front Bar

Returning to the Wesley Anne for a cozy Friday night session, The Jess Mahler Trio will serenade you with some easy listening tunes to start your weekend off right. Come grab a drink and some food and sit back and relax as the trio plays through a bunch of their favourite standards and jams.

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Ryan Oliver
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

Ryan Oliver

Band Room // $12+bf presale, $20 on the door

Country past, city present. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Oliver combines travel, working class experience and Australian influence to create songs that have one foot inside and out of conventional genres. Melbourne Covered In Snow was penned after Ryan moved from inner city Melbourne to regional Victoria to become isolated and focus on creativity. Following the single release of indie-pop offering ‘Not Having You’ his debut EP ‘Melbourne Is Covered In Snow’ will be available world wide on June 1 2019 accompanied by an Australian tour.

Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Spotify // Youtube

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Adrian Whyte
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Adrian Whyte

Free // Front Bar

Adrian Whyte takes the instrumental format of a small jazz combo and runs through all kinds of territory, from contemporary renditions of pop classics to traditional jazz, these guys will have you guessing tunes and tapping your feet. The perfect backdrop to a few drinks and conversation. Checkout Adrian Whyte's Old Jazz New School album on Spotify and you'll know what you're in for!

Website // Spotify

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Ernest Aines
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Ernest Aines

Band Room // $10

Ernests’ debut EP launch will be happening at one of the premier folk locations in Melbourne, the infamous Wesley Anne. It has been a culmination of 15 years of meandering through his own psyche to come to this point of releasing some of Ernests’ most beloved thoughts/songs. With Special guests and incredible song-weavers in their own right - Y.C. Liu and Angela Moon, this night is sure to take you on a dynamic route of introspective coloured melodic and lyrical twists and turns.

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Esstee Big Band
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Esstee Big Band

Band Room // $10

Esstee Big Band is Melbourne’s hardest-swinging 18-piece jazz ensemble. Synonymous with toe-tapping, swing dancing good times, Esstee Big Band performs the best of the classic big band vocal repertoire, as well as the most exciting instrumentals and original compositions in town. Featuring fabulous singers Margot Leighton and Zac Teichmann, Esstee has played around Melbourne for the past 15 years, including regular performances at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, The Spotted Mallard, The Penny Black, Manchester Lane, Stonnington Jazz and many more. If you like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr, Nina Simone, Michael Buble or even a bit of Basie, Mingus or Ellington, then Esstee Big Band is the band for you!

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Anita Levy & Nick Watson
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Anita Levy & Nick Watson

Free // Front Bar

Nick Watson, on his 7-string guitar, along with multilingual vocalist Anita Levy are coming to the Wesley Anne to delight us with their unique sound. They deliver Brazilian music in a rousing way, creating a rich ambiance. Even to hear 'The Girl from Ipanema' performed in three different languages including Japanese, brings new interpretation and style to the familiar. Make sure to catch their sound, while connecting with their music.

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Nina
Jul
4
6:00 AM06:00

Nina

Free // Front Bar

‘Nina’ is a Melbourne based singer song writer, who tells honest stories from the heart. She allows herself to become vulnerable through her truths, with her gentle vocals and a simplistic approach to her guitar playing.

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Quadrifid
Jul
5
6:00 AM06:00

Quadrifid

Free // Front Bar

Quadrifid are hitting up the Wesley Anne front bar for two sets of luscious live music on Thursday September 6th! They are a groove based jazz quartet who combine the individuality of each instrument to create a unique musical conversation. The band are Lauren Mullarvey (Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet), Ellie Lamb (Trombone), Jay Scarlett (Sousaphone) and Alexandra Roper (Drum Kit)

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Graeme James
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Graeme James

Band Room // $15 presale, $20 doors

Starting out busking on the streets, award-winning folk artist Graeme James uses a loop pedal to layer violin, guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin and vocals. His captivating show has now taken him across Australasia, North American and Europe and gained him over 20 million streams on Spotify. Graeme’s much anticipated new album ‘The Long Way Home’ came out January 25th 2019 through Nettwerk Records (Passenger, Angus & Julia Stone, The Paper Kites)

“…grin-inducing, chipper pop folk sounds…a positively masterful array of instrumental expertise coupled with knee-weakening velveteen vocals…” - Indie Shuffle

“One of the most interesting songwriters in the current scene” - Pasquale Rinaldis, Il Fatto Quotidiano

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Thomas Keating
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Thomas Keating

Band Room // $15 + BF


”Australian front man brings the same sweeping sound as The War on Drugs to his latest indie-rock gem” Mystic Sons UK June 2019 Central Coast Troubadour Thomas Keating has recently released his fourth independent single “Toward the Cause”, and will take his full band on a number of dates across New South Wales & Victoria in June & July. Having recently opened for Pete Murray on the NSW leg of his national tour, and acts like Jen Choler, Immigrant Union & Oh Mercy on past tours.

Thomas’ new single has been described as “a bright and charming indie pop tune that exists somewhere between Elliott Smith and Imagine Dragons”. The live show will give listeners a chance to hear the debut album before it is released in September this year. With some awesome special guests coming along for each show.

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Lucy Wise
Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Lucy Wise

Band Room // $20 waged, $15 unwaged, Kids under 16 free (must be with parents)

After a busy 2018-2019 festival season, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Lucy Wise returns to The Wesley Anne to perform new songs written on the road, as well as songs from her critically acclaimed latest album, Winter Sun.

Accompanying herself on guitar, ukulele and Appalachian dulcimer, Lucy creates a contemporary sound that draws upon her roots in folk, old-time American and celtic music. Her latest album, “Winter Sun” received a 4.5 star review in the Weekend Australian and a nomination for The Age Music Victoria Awards’ Best Folk or Roots Album. With intricate arrangements and spine-tingling vocal harmonies, accordionist Mischa Herman and bassist Dan Witton beautifully support Lucy’s songs, which explore themes of love, friendship and the relationships people form with their environment. “Lucy infuses songs with a sense of place so strong you can almost feel the dusty earth crunch beneath your feet as she sings,” says The Brag.

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Nir Tsfaty
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Nir Tsfaty

Front Bar // Free

Israeli musician Nir Tsfaty has recently moved to Melbourne, introducing, for the first time to the Australian audience, music from his wide creative work.

Nir has been an active musician for the past decade - composer, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, acting as a solo artist and as a leader of the two Alternative Rock / Pop bands Noria and Bell Always. During this time he has released, together with his bands, three studio albums and played dozens of shows across Israel, including InDnegev Festival and the iconic stage of Barby Tel Aviv.

Nir's music is often minimalist and atmospheric, influenced by British Alternative Rock and Minimalism in classical and electronic music. Nir will play songs from his recent album with Bell Always, 'Daylight Slowly Fades', together with songs from Noria and new, unreleased songs that he has written in Melbourne.

Youtube // Bandcamp // Facebook

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Mandy Connell & Liz Frencham
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

Mandy Connell & Liz Frencham

Band Room // $15

Mandy Connell and Liz Frencham tour together this July! Cherished by fans and festivals across the country, who'll be delighted to see the release of show dates this winter. Connell is a singer & guitarist steeped in celtic traditions, with a love of blues and storytelling, and a history of working with the big names of folk and country. (David Francey, Eric Bogle, Stray Hens) Frencham is a skilled soloist and accompanist on double bass -think 'Jazz/folk bass diva' or 'Wine-soaked love child of James Taylor and Julie London'- with a catalogue of successful collaborations (Frencham Smith, John Flanagan, Scott Cook) From sultry sass to raw intimacy, with a little side order of irreverent humour- the combination is perfect. Accomplished songwriters, fine musicians and funny women, its a treat to see each solo and spellbinding together.

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Colvin Brothers
Jul
27
6:00 AM06:00

Colvin Brothers

Free // Front Bar

The Colvin Brothers are Colin Weight (Guitar, Vocals) and Vinny Russell (Mandolin, Vocals), two Victorian pickers who came together through a mutual love of bluegrass, as well as country and old-time influences. For a long time they have been active the Victorian folk and bluegrass circuit, through their respective bands Nine Mile Creek and The Knott Family Band. Their performances as a duo draw from a broad span of original and traditional material, played with melodic picking, sung close harmonies and a joyful energy.

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Yhal Leal
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Yhal Leal

Free // Front Bar

Born the son of Colombian poverty, reprised a migrant under Australia’s burnt sun. Raised by an angelic mother in wilderness scrub. The youngest of four brothers, I didn’t walk the path of a modern nuclear family. Seeking freedom from hardship my eyes and heart opened to a new way of living. Young and hungry I found my path in music.”

This is the story of Yhan Leal, a truly gifted musician with a powerful personal story. As a boy growing up in Cali Colombia life wasn’t easy. Classical guitar came naturally, working his magic on Lennon, Elvis and Richie Valens. Writing his first compositions to suit his older brother’s poetry he nurtured a pure talent for songwriting. Music marched through his teens and to the stage.

The turmoil came too, and his path took route through buddhism and bouts of meditation. Having ridden the undulatory throws of life, a man emerges wise and courageous with music that moves those inescapably drawn into his circle.

There is no pigeon hole for Leal’s music, but if one was to categorise the genre it might well be Post Folk. Drawing similarities to luminaries Patrick Watson, Devendra Banhart, M.Ward, Angelo De Augustine and Sufjan Stevens.

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Milne/Attiche/Flenady
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Milne/Attiche/Flenady

Free // Front Bar

With an emphasis on Jazz Standards we draw from several role models such as Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass or Tuck & Patti. Conventional and unconventional arrangements and ideas reflect our experience from various projects we have been part of over the years.

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Sam O'Halloran
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sam O'Halloran

Free // Front Bar

Sam O'Halloran plays the tunes of Wes Montgomery and a few others. Featuring drums, bass and guitar this trio sets out to explore the jazz from the late 40's, 50's and 60's. Big fat jazz sounds for days...(for two hours).

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Organix Trio
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Organix Trio

Free // Front Bar

Organix are a trio featuring Hammond, guitar and drums. The group made its debut last year at Bar 303, playing original music and re-imagining classic Donny Hathaway tracks, as well as Dr. Lonnie Smith and Soulive instrumentals.

Hammond organ – Ollie Rolfe
Guitar – Harry Tinney
Drums – Albert Rolfe

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Rosario De Marco
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Rosario De Marco

Free // Front Bar

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

Rosario is a gifted musician and composer, he can create a Mediterranean atmosphere with just a guitar. His style is something between melodious picking and rhythmic percussive playing. The general impression is aggressive and experimental, he adds a lot of influences into his tunes but it always sounds somehow rooted in the Mediterranean, yet with a unique flavour to it.

Website // Youtube

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Kelly Brouhaha + Kerryn Fields
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Kelly Brouhaha + Kerryn Fields

Band Room // $20

Shortlisted for the Americana Music Prize in 2018, Kelly Brouhaha’s brand of americana soul is as real as it gets. The South Australian songwriter & multi-instrumentalist spends most of the year around a campfire, travelling in her 1992 Toyota Hiace Van called “Pamela Vanderson”.

Her debut self titled album tells the story after leaving her marriage and mortgage behind in the pursuit of happiness. The single “40,000 Star Hotel”, co-written with Aleyce Simmonds is a big, ballsy, freedom-esque blues which captures the heart of the australian landscape and the lure of off-grid living.

Choosing to pursue the road less travelled after learning of her father’s alzheimers diagnosis - this album captures heartbreak and grief in a way that leaves you breathless. A diverse first offering from an artist you absolutely need to hear.

You cannot put her unique style into a box.
From big blues, to soulful country, it is real and raw and vulnerable.

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Emily Soon Single Launch
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Emily Soon Single Launch

Band Room // $12+BF presale, $15 door

Australian born, Malaysian-Chinese singer/songwriter Emily Soon never fails to surprise any first time listener. Her mellow, buttery voice almost reminiscent of Tracy Chapman, Norah Jones or Bonnie Raitt will leave you serenaded and mesmerised.

Taking a break from recording in recent years, Emily honed her writing with the help of highly respected mentors including Clare Reynolds, Oh Pep! and Charles Jenkins. Inspired by travel, changing relationships and newfound independence, her ensuing material evokes greater clarity, confidence and charisma.

’Good Help Is Hard To Find’ marks the next chapter in Emily’s story - an unlikely anthem co-written and produced by iconic Melbourne musician Henry Wagons.

Emily and her band will be launching the new single at the Wesley Anne on 15 June with special guests.

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Rhythm X Revival
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Rhythm X Revival

Free // Front Bar

Rhythm X Revival are an energetic new rocking country blues band formed by John-Luke Shelley together with Johnny Tesoriero. The two musicians have collaborated and each written songs for a new album which they have just recorded through The Teskey Brothers' Studio.

The band was runner-up at the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s Blues Performer of the Year in 2016 as JLS & Co (now renamed Rhythm X Revival).

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Bobby Alu
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Bobby Alu

Band Room // $23.00 + BF presale, $26.00 door

Continuing to bliss out and bless up, Bobby Alu today announces a run of intimate Australian headline shows, a nationwide call out for supporting ukulele players and the release of a stripped back rendition of latest single 'Finally'.

Anyone familiar with a Bobby Alu live experience has witnessed the ease with which the Australian-Samoan moves from strumming blissfully away on his ukulele to raising the roof with a energetic percussion sequences, complete with traditional log drums.

Bobby Alu is looking for ukulele soloists or groups of any age or ability to open each headline show. "We want to share the stage with ukulele players around Australia. You don't have to be an expert, you just have to feel the flow," he says. To apply, ukulele players can simply post a video of themselves playing a tune on Instagram or Facebook and tag @bobby_alu, their city and #FinallyTour. Applications close Friday 18th May and artists will be announced soon after.

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Rhyley McGrath
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Rhyley McGrath

Rhyley McGrath is a talented young Bendigo-based musician garnering praise and winning fans across Victoria and beyond.
Rhyley grew up in Horsham, playing guitar from a young age. Moving to Bendigo in 2014 kick-started his career as he immersed himself in the local blues scene. He started performing as a singer-guitarist in mid-2016. Gigs in central Victoria, and then further around the state soon followed.

Website

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Comedy on High
Jun
11
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy on High

Band Room // $10

COMEDY ON HIGH has been kickin' goals thus far with two wild nights of comedy. The show continues June 11th with a brand new lineup that features the likes of Dan Connell, Eve Ellenbogen, Sonia Di Iorio, Peter Jones, Andrew Portelli and the one and only Dahn The Mahn! 

Be a part of the hottest new comedy room in Melbourne where acts are given longer sets and encouraged to be a bit more indulgent on stage 

ABOUT OUR LINE UP

DANIEL CONNELL has just finished up after a huge run in both the Melbourne and Sydney comedy festivals with his show "Peice of Piss". Whether it be selling out the Town Hall, jumping up at the Gala or cruising with mates on his Podcast "Takin it Easy" Dan's kickin' goals all around the Country. I've been told Dan will be trying some new material so come and get it while it's Hawt.

EVE ELLENBOGEN is one of Melbourne’s best comics and regular at Spleen and CrabLab. She's been leaving audiences heaving with her show "Too Much" featured at both the Sydney and Melbourne Comedy festivals. Eve is definitely one of the most dynamic acts to Grace our stage! A warning to those sitting in the front row eve loves her crowd work.

SONIA DI IORIO has just wrapped up her run of shows with the MICF. Her show named "Glory Box" has reached acclaim and it's easy to see why she was named "Spleen Comic of the Year 2017". Sonia is an absolute dream to watch and she will surley leave us all in stiches on the 11th at the Wes.

The infamous PETER JONES has a work ethic like no other. Peter has been known to gig several times in one night, smashing boundaries whilst delivering fully as a writer for Channel 10s "the Project". Peter has been featured on ABCs 'comedy up late' and after a killer run at the MICF he's ready to eat us alive.Andrew Portelli is a lawyer by day.... But a comedian by night and is known for his dark sense of humour. Having said that Portelli was a part of a show called "Comedy Good times" at the MICF this year and we cannot wait to see him bring his own original flair to the Wes.

DAHN (da mahn) ROZARIO is the room runner for Comedy on High and learned his microphone antics whilst being the MC at several of Melbourne's stripclubs! Dahn has a lot of energy and he will being his dynamic live act full force and hold the show together! 

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Tina Del Twist with The Letter String Quartet
Jun
10
6:30 PM18:30

Tina Del Twist with The Letter String Quartet

Band Room // $25 Adult // $20 concession

Tina Del Twist with The Letter String Quartet – The Silly Season Join cabaret powerhouse Tina Del Twist and eclectic virtuosos The Letter String Quartet for a dark and debauched sensory tour of songs and stories negotiating the family outcast.

Imagine a Christmas party, wedding speech, birthday celebration and funeral procession all rolled into one. “A comic genius. You won’t see a show so musically diverse” The Australia Times The Letter String Quartet is Steph O’Hara (Blue Grassy Knoll, Polyglot), Lizzy Welsh (Australian Art Orchestra, ELISON Ensemble, Golden Fur). Zoe Barry (Meow Meow, Missy Higgins, Zalumma Agra) and Biddy Connor (Laura Jean, Missy Higgins, Sailor Days) Tina is Australia’s much-loved nightingale, known for her 'beautiful voice and wicked sense of comic timing' (The Age).

With a voice as smooth as honey, a wit that could shred brie, Tina has featured on ABCTV's Comedy Up Late, has performed sell-out seasons with various national Festivals and been invited to perform in Copenhagen, Berlin, Edinburgh, and New York.

https://www.facebook.com/events/326592014905481/ http://theletterstringquartet.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TinaDelTwist/ https://www.trybooking.com/BCRJU

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Casabella
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Casabella

Free // Front Bar

Casabella is 'good jazz done good'.

Four minds meet in one to play a selection of the finest tunes of the last fifty years. One part swing, two parts modern jazz, and a small amount of originality, the band was forged in a seven year battle to play low volume jazz at an Italian pizza restaurant in Melbourne's north. This iteration features Cheryl Durongpisitkul, Ben Christensen, Mike Panton and Nathan Power.

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Maddison Carter Trio
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Maddison Carter Trio

Band Room // $10

Made up of Theo Carbo (guitar), Isaac Gunnoo (bass), and Maddison Carter (drums), the Maddison Carter Trio comes to the Wesley Anne for some hard groove, funk-soul-jazz, a good time, and relaxed vibes. The Wesley Anne residency brings the trio together on the second Sunday of each month to the music of the Meters, Herbie Hancock and more.

Maddison Carter is a Melbourne-based drummer and composer, quickly making a name for his vast textural palette, versatility and extended rhythmic vocabulary as an improviser. Maddison is a leading voice in his generation, performing internationally and nationally. Maddison performs regularly with leading Australian jazz musicians, and has performed with the likes of Andrea Keller, Eugene Ball, Tamara Murphy, Miroslav Bukovsky, the Allan Browne Quintet.

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Leading Lights
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Leading Lights

Band Room // $15

Leading Lights | Stage Two ~ featuring Taylah Carroll, Ruby Whiting, Benjamin Tradillo and Stav.

MAXON launched her latest single 'History' to a full basement at Paris Cat Jazz Club last November. The show's format of features, and the audience's receptivity to community, unbuttoned Melbourne's regular gig standards. Such a reaction has inspired a Leading Lights series that is here to support the music community in new and stirring ways.

The Leading Lights experience is like no other. With a stage dressed in Melbourne's finest, this show is set to deliver extraordinary vocal prowess and a string of perfectly harmonic-driven pop anthems. It's a night of collaboration, community, love and music.

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Maja
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Maja

Front Bar // Free

Sharing her story with the Melbourne music scene, Serbian-born songstress Maja is gaining quite a reputation for her eccentric character and refreshingly honest performances. Maja is shaking up the music scene with her commanding stage presence, thought provoking questions and spoken word poetry where she opens a few veins and shares intimate parts of herself. . Her set breaks boundaries, touches on belonging and family, self acceptance and becoming the person you want to be. 2019 will see Maja touring Europe, releasing a book of poetry and an upcoming single that reflects on the themes of her book – “Coming Home to Yourself.”

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DJ Chris Xynos
Jun
7
to Jun 8

DJ Chris Xynos

Chris has been doing a regular show on PBS since 2014 his collection of vinyl is uptempo feel good Soul music (old school as well as plenty from the local scene) & kitsch 80's.
Toe tapping, hip swinging, booty shaking tunes that will get you out of your seat and moving and grooving no matter how you try to resist

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Jam Jar
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Jam Jar

Free // Front Bar

Jam Jar are a highly energetic Melbourne-based trad jazz band. With influences ranging from the masters, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, to local bands The Red Onion Band and The Hoodangers, they combine the sounds of New Orleans and Melbourne in their upbeat repertoire of original songs and beloved standards. Their debut, self-titled album is a lighthearted commentary on the apathy and anxieties of modern life and a yearning for a romanticised past, all wrapped up in toe tapping tunes you can’t help but dance to. In their trio form they'll present stripped-back versions of all their favourites.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Moulin Beige - Winter is coming
Jun
4
7:30 PM19:30

Moulin Beige - Winter is coming

Band Room // Concession $20, Full Price $30 or Show and Meal deal $40

Come on down to the warmest comedy room in town.  The fire will be toasty, the meals will be tasty and the comedy will be flaming funny.  Hosted by The Multi Award Winning Travelling Sisters see Melbourne’s most outstanding night of extraordinary comedy.

The Travelling Sisters

Character Comedy Trio

"Indefinable alchemy...their sheer presence exudes fun and sass" – Chortle

Featured pic by Alexis D. Lea

Liz Skitch

Comedian, Satirist, Clown

‘Skitch has a serious imagination for the ridiculous’ – The Age

Sel Jenkins

Musician, Cabaret Artist & Character Comedian

“What an amazing voice this individual has: just beautiful!” – AussieTheatre.com

Telia Nevile

Award Winning Word Nerd

"An effervescent burst of joy" –  Arts Review

Chantelle Fava

 Tap Dancing Triple Threat

‘This is one talented Mother Frocker’ –  Showboat

Daisy

Budding, Blossoming Clown

‘Fiercely Funny’ – Po Po Mo Co

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Max Teakle Trio
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Max Teakle Trio

Free // Front Bar

Max Teakle began learning the piano at the age of 5, playing the blues and the music of Thelonious Monk. Now 12 years later he is extending and refining his pianistic approach under the tutelage of Barney McCall and Mark Fitzgibbon. Here playing with two close friends and equally strong voices in the Melbourne music scene, Blakely McClean Davies and Dom Stitt. They form a strikingly beautiful group through intimate exploration and a deep musical trust. Whether they’re playing American Songbook standards, originals or more contemporary works by the Beatles, Jeff Buckley or Paul Simon the trio always manages to communicate with long, emotionally arching pieces that resonate with whoever happens to listen.

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John Flanagan Trio
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

John Flanagan Trio

Band Room // $20

John Flanagan returns to Melbourne for a special hometown show after a 7 week tour of regional SA, VIC & NSW with The Once (CAN) as part of the Festival of Small Halls. Combining 70s folk influences with a contemporary Americana/bluegrass sound Flanagan has drawn comparisons to James Taylor and Paul Kelly and “proven himself to be one of Australia’s finest lyricists” (Timber & Steel). John will be joined by festival favourite Liz Frencham (double bass) and bluegrass virtuosos Dan Watkins (guitar/mandolin) and Kat Mear (fiddle). The dynamic John Flanagan String Band is characterised by warm vocal harmonies and impressive acoustic arrangements and they will be sharing. Together they deliver an energetic live set that varies from light and uplifting to moving and thoughtful. In 2018 they released their album ‘Honest Man’ which was a fan and critic favourite.

“harmonies as pure as a mountain stream and musical prowess…” –LA Music Critic (US)

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Wastelands
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Wastelands

Free // Front Bar

WASTELANDS is a Melbourne-based group exploring a variety of different grooves within a guitar trio setting. The group draws from a broad range of influences, including Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Kaidi Tatham and Radiohead, while paying tribute to the jazz lineage. There is a distinct emphasis on preserving simplicity within new song forms. Listeners can expect improvisation, dynamic interplay and a keen sense of embracing the unknown.

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Invisible Dears + Tilley + Katherine & the Vectors
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Invisible Dears + Tilley + Katherine & the Vectors

Band Room // $8

The mercurial, genre-bending art rock exploits of Invisible Dears are returning to the Wesley Anne for one of their first Melbourne shows in 3 years. Having garnered a reputation for their eclectic compositions, rich 3-part harmonies, manic like moods split with ambient soundscapes Invisible Dears deliver a deeply passionate performance that will challenge and embrace all at the same time.

Tilley invites you to step into her dark and sparkling world.
A masterful and versatile voice, unique style, and songs of love, loathing, transformation, and what it means to be human, make Tilley a memorable one-of-a-kind performer who will leave you with shivers down your spine and a feeling of being seen.

An amalgamation of classical and alternative, Katherine & The Vectors intertwine Romantic melody with heavy distortion. For this show Katherine will perform as a soloist, offering the audience an opportunity to hear her songs in their stripped back versions.

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Invisible Dears
Facebook // Soundcloud

Tilley
Facebook // Bandcamp

Katherine & The Vectors
Facebook // Soundcloud

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SHOL Quintet
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

SHOL Quintet

Free // Front Bar

SHOL is a quintet from Melbourne that has been performing and recording since 2012. They are a contemporary jazz ensemble whose original compositions cover hard bop, free jazz, world and soul music. They have developed a personal and unique ensemble sound and are all composers in their own right.

All the members of SHOL have paid their musical dues over a period of many years performing, composing and collaborating with many of Australia’s finest jazz musicians. These musicians have come together forming a solid and highly experienced unit writing original compositions for their musical inspirations, paying homage to Coltrane, Coleman, Davis, Monk, Mingus, Taylor, Blakey etc. The music takes you on a journey exploring melodic themes, moods and rhythmic textures, building on compositions demanding freedom in improvisation.

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The Sounds of Science
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Sounds of Science

Band Room // Adult $18, Concession $15

The Sounds of Science is a storytelling night where a group of science lovers take us back to where it all began. When science folk speak publicly they are normally explaining how our world works, or the results of their research. We very rarely hear about the scientists themselves. What drew them to their career? What gets them out of bed in the morning? What started them on their journey of lifelong discovery? Why does the science matter to them?

‘The Sounds of Science’ is a chance to hear where it all began for them; their origin story. What stoked their interest and passion into a life long adventure in science? Come to the beautiful Wesley Anne, grab a meal and a beverage and hear five scientists share their personal stories about science.

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Dan Musil & Beau Atkinson
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Dan Musil & Beau Atkinson

Front Bar // Free

Dan Musil plays slide guitar like no one else, and Beau Atkinson plays guitar like a man-possessed. With a shared love of improvising and genre-bending, together they blues-up traditional Celtic tunes, funk-up favourite singalongs, and share from a magic bag of original songs & tunes. Get involved.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
May
29
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Rick Hart Trio
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Rick Hart Trio

Free // Front Bar

The Rick Hart Trio will be bringing two sets of their rootsy, melody soaked, harmony laden, countrified soul to the Wesley Anne for the first time.

For The Country Record said “Hart is a refreshing counterpart to the plethora of male singers who have gone awry of country tradition. Hart is a perfect antidote to whatever bro-hangover still looms over.”

With a voice that floats with soulful warmth and honesty, Rick Hart’s words and melodies weave through all the dynamics and extremes of human emotions and relationships. A tapestry of melody soaked simplicity and thoughtful imagery.

Australian Country music icon Bill Chambers said, "I've worked with Rick Hart, he's a superb songwriter! Rick's music is a unique combination of roots and country."

Having played with and alongside the likes of Bill Chambers and Things of Stone and Wood, along with two releases under his belt (Spiral, Let Me In), shows are filled warmth and honesty wrapped around Hart's unique storytelling.

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